28 days in Atlanta, Helen & Florida Itinerary

28 days in Atlanta, Helen & Florida Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Helen
— 1 night
Drive to Asheville, Fly to St. Petersburg
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Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
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Winter Haven
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Train
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes CNN Studio Tours, Little Five Points, Centennial Olympic Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Virginia-Highland, make a trip to Little Five Points, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, get behind the scenes with CNN Studio Tours, then take a stroll through Buckhead, and finally browse the different shops at Lenox Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and then walk around Centennial Olympic Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip builder.

Istanbul, Turkey to Atlanta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Helen

— 1 night

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Stone Mountain Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, then admire the sheer force of Sea Creek Falls, and finally do a tasting at Crane Creek Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Helen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Helen is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Helen

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 1 night

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You've now added The Dali Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum and then kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Clearwater tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Helen to Clearwater takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helen in August, with highs in Clearwater at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Clearwater

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You've now added NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip maker tool.

You can drive from Clearwater to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Winter Haven.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Winter Haven

— 2 nights

Chain of Lakes City

Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
Legoland Florida Resort has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get curious at Dinosaur World and then look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve. On your second day here, cool off at Legoland Florida Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Winter Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Winter Haven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Winter Haven, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Winter Haven

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 1 night
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Winter Haven to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Marco Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Marathon

— 3 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Bahia Honda State Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Turtle Hospital will thrill your kids. Step out of Marathon to go to Islamorada and see Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planner.

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and History of Diving Museum will thrill your kids. Head to Rain Barrel Village and Sandal Factory Outletfor plenty of shopping. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Coral Castle in Homestead, approximately Homestead away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Miccosukee Indian Village and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

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You can take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Everglades National Park to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.